Man who surprised the girlfriend’s bank details on the track of the traffic guard, convicted in bizarre graffiti case
A man who has scribbled his girlfriend’s bank account details on a traffic rail because he “could not write it anywhere else” and has a bad memory receives a fine for a bizarre graffiti case
- The man from Queensland has been brought to justice for a very bizarre case of graffiti vandalism
- Justin William Michael Brand, 44, scribbled the girlfriend’s bank details on the railing
- Told the court that he “had nowhere to write it” and did not consider writing on his arm
A man who destroyed a crash barrier told a court that he could not write down his girlfriend’s bank account information anywhere else.
Justin William Michael Brand, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of intentional damage when he appeared in the Holland Park Magistrates Court on Tuesday via a video link from prison, where he has been in custody since December 20.
The bizarre graffiti attack took place last September in Holland Park West in the south of Brisbane.
A man destroyed a traffic cop with his girlfriend’s private information in Brisbane because he “had nowhere to write it,” a court heard (stock photo)
Brand represented himself in court, where he claimed that he could not write down his girlfriend’s private information anywhere else after receiving a call from her to transfer money, Quest Newspapers reported.
“She gave me her BSB and account number, I had nowhere to write it, so I grabbed a pen and wrote it down there (on the guardrail),” the Mount Gravatt man told the court.
“I live on the street, it’s hard for me to remember dates and times.”
The strange vandalism case was dealt with this week in the Holland Park Magistrates Court
Magistrate Simon Young expressed serious concern that Brand’s girlfriend’s personal information is being “washed away.”
“I just thought it was a bit strange,” he said.
When the police suggested to Brand that he could have written on his arm or got a piece of paper, he replied that he “didn’t think about it.”
Fire was convicted of the charges without further punishment.